Tagged: DIY


5 Truths About a Remodel

The shiny luster of new appliances and sparkly granite tops is enough to blind a family into believing that a remodel won’t be all that bad. Much like labor and delivery, however, the process that you go through in hopes of achieving a wrapped-up-bundle-of-goodness is, in fact, all that bad. Disclaimer: I could easily insert #firstworldproblem between every single word of this post, so take it for what it is… A stressed out mama who is using her blog to vent. Read on if you dare.  1. “Messy” Is An Understatement Sure, there will be dust. And obviously, there will be debris. But messy isn’t...


6 Products You Can’t Live Without During a Kitchen Remodel

My family is currently undergoing a major kitchen remodel. While we contracted the project out, we also took on a portion of the duties ourselves to save cost and stay on budget. This means that we are displaced, eating like we are living in a college dorm, and running on nothing but caffeine and overwhelmed anxiety. Oh, did I mention we have three young kids? We’ve done as much as we can to promote the family sleepover aspect as we snuggle together for 8 weeks in our basement. It’s largely been doable and, dare I say, parts of it have been fun??, in...


Homemade Latte Recipe & Coffee Giveaway

**This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Steve Weber, who was randomly selected as the winner of two free bags of delicious coffee!** In a sad realization that I could fund a child’s college tuition with what I was spending at coffee shops, I decided it was time to make a small change. And by small, perhaps I should say a Venti change? {Eh? Eh? See what I did there?} I now make my own homemade lattes and they are easy, yummy, & doable. See for yourself! Why I Make My Own Cost. Gone are the days of swinging through the drive-through and dropping...


Election Day Printables

Election Day 2016 was certainly a historical moment. The day itself was one filled with hope and promise, as I was able to take my daughters to vote for the first women to ever be listed on a presidential ticket. My daughters will forever know that they are capable and worthy of doing anything they want in their lifetimes. That’s a pretty cool feeling. To get us in the spirit, we made Voter Registration Cards, filled out our official family ballots, and prepared to color in electoral votes as coverage results came in (though nothing rolled in until after bedtime…. Maybe next...

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